Available Service Opportunities

Contact Information:

Angela Hackwell - Volunteer Coordinator
Phone Number: 435-586-8123
Website: https://utah4h.org/join/becomevolunteer
Address: 585 N. Main St. #5, Cedar City, UT 84721

Description:

4-H Mentoring hosts after-school programs in Iron County at various elementary and middle school sites. Student volunteers are busy interacting with the youth, playing games, and assisting with homework. Volunteers are expected to be positive role models for these youth and serve consistent hours throughout the semester. If you choose a site farther from campus, you need to have reliable transportation. To volunteer, please contact Bryant directly via email or sign up on the sheet passed around during the beginning RHS semester each semester.

Contact Information:

Cheryl Bellamo
Phone Number: 435-868-5685
Website: https://www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer.html
Address: 1303 N Main St, Cedar City, UT 84721

Description:

Students interested in this service-learning opportunity will be working with Huntsman Cancer Center staff at Valley View and Dixie Regional Cancer Centers. Duties for this opportunity involve assisting both staff members and patients by: Assembling educational material, Delivering meals to patients, Stocking supplies in the clinics, Assisting patients with any needs, Comforting patients and family members, Communicating with patients. Students may also volunteer at Camp Kesem during the summer. This camp is for children whose parents have cancer. More information to come. Please contact Cheryl Bellamo if you are interested in volunteering for the camp. Students must apply through the human resource’s volunteer center at Valley View Medical or Dixie Regional Cancer Centers. During the application process, you must designate the cancer center as the place you want to volunteer. Students may need to submit a background check.

Contact Information:

Jeani Fitzgerald - Volunteer Engagement Lead
E-Mail: jeani.fitzgerald@redcross.org
Website: https://www.redcross.org/local/utah/volunteer.html

Description:

An American Red Cross Utah Region volunteers: Respond to disasters—from house fires to hurricanes—to help alleviate the suffering of disaster victims both locally and nationwide, support active-duty military members and their families, and veterans through our Service to Armed Forces program, and much more! The Utah Region offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for you (ages 14-18) and for adults (ages 18 and above.) Internships are also available. We need your skills and abilities, so learn more and get started now!

Contact Information:

Ashley Carlile
Phone Number: 435-267-1021
E-Mail: acarlile@beehivehomes.com
Website: https://beehivehomes.com/location/cedar-city/
Address: 332 S 400 E Cedar City, UT

Description:

Students interested in this service-learning opportunity will assist the elderly population who reside at the Beehive House. The geriatric population can suffer from a variety of adverse health effects including depression, falls, and abuse. Geriatric depression is a common undiagnosed disease because of a lack of communication. Simple communication and interaction with this population can help treat and even prevent depression and other chronic diseases. Opportunities for is service-learning opportunities vary from assisting in activities and yard work. Please contact Ashley if you are interested. To volunteer, students should contact Beehive Homes directly. There are three houses locally. Students should ask for Ashley Carlile to volunteer. Students must sign a disclosure release statement and agree to certain privacy terms.

Contact Information:

Krystal Cuellar
Phone Number: 435-867-0055
E-Mail: kcuellar@brookdale.com
Website: http://www.emeritus.com/utah/cedar-city/emeritus-emerald-pointe
Address: 995 Regency Rd, Cedar City, UT

Description:

Students interested in this service-learning opportunity will work with staff and assist with the elderly population suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. Public health efforts designed to foster awareness of the signs of cognitive impairment among older adults are needed, as early intervention may forestall further decline in cognitive functioning (Chapman et al., 2006). As future medical professionals, it is important that you understand and can recognize the impact that dementia and Alzheimer’s has on the population. Students will be able to participate in a variety of duties including: help organize/set up games and activities, participating in different activities, use any talents (I.e. music or dance), and decorate for the holiday seasons. There is also another area in the facility called the Memory Care where students will be encouraged to just sit and talk with the residents. Students interested in this opportunity will need to fill out an application, submit a background test, and get a TB test.

Contact Information:

Linda Hansen - Volunteer Program Director
Phone Number: 435-867-9411 ext. 110
E-Mail: linda@ccwcc.org
Website: https://www.canyoncreekservices.org/volunteer
Address: 444 S Main St. Ste. A4, Cedar City, UT 84720

Description:

CCWCC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Cedar City, Utah. CCWCC has been serving the community since 1996 providing free confidential help for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We provide 24-hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter, aftercare, and outreach services to assist survivors in escaping abuse, breaking the cycle of violence, and supporting them through their healing journey. We also collaborate with the community in an effort to end domestic violence and provide preventative education throughout our service area of Iron, Beaver, and Garfield counties. Volunteers are expected to attend a 2-hour training session prior to volunteering. Volunteer opportunities include helping in each of the following departments: Business & Administration, Awareness & Prevention, Volunteer Coordination, Victim Services, Shelter, and Development

Contact Information:

Patty Simmerman or Mark Borowiak
Phone Number: 435-865-9674
Website: https://christthekingutah.org/Ye-Olde-Catholic-Thrift-Shoppe/
Address: 76 East Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720

Description:

Serve the Hurricane community by providing merchandise at a reasonable price. Providing a means for our citizens to recycle items they no longer need. Providing an opportunity for volunteers to donate their labor as stewards or our community. Providing a source of funds to finance the needs of our growing parish. Open Thursday, Friday, or Saturday

Contact Information:

Betty Cuch
Phone Number: 435-586-9433
E-Mail:bettycuch68@gmail.com
Website: http://www.utahpaiutes.org/bands/cedar/
Address: 600 N 100 E P.O. Box 235

Description:

The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah is engaged in a long, slow climb back from near destruction. The cultural resources department is dedicated to the preserving the tribe's culture and history. The effort involves repatriation of remains found in areas of the Southern Piaute Tribe Homelands, engagement with local schools, visits to culturally significant areas of the 5 bands, and archiving and cataloging resource materials and recordings.

Contact Information:

Jerel Johnson
Phone Number: 435-241-9327
E-Mail: jerel.johnson@ironmail.org
Website: https://phicsd.weebly.com/contact.html
Address: 702 South 300 West, Cedar City, UT 84720

Description:

At Post High, we are dedicated to helping our students achieve the most independent living style their abilities dictate. We have a four pronged approach to attain this goal. First, we help them learn how to learn. Second, we teach basic job skills that can be applied to many different situation. Third, we at the Post High want our students to live as independently as their skills allow. Fourth, we realize that all work and no play makes "Jack a dull boy." This is an organization that works with special needs people.

Contact Information:

Sally Naylor
Phone Number: 435-867-0055
E-Mail: kcuellar@brookdale.com
Website: http://www.emeritus.com/utah/cedar-city/emeritus-emerald-pointe
Address: 995 Regency Rd, Cedar City, UT

Description:

Students interested in this service learning opportunity will work with staff and assist with the elderly population suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. Public health efforts designed to foster awareness of the signs of cognitive impairment among older adults are needed, as early intervention may forestall further decline in cognitive functioning (Chapman et al., 2006). As future medical professionals it is important that you understand and can recognize the impact that dementia and Alzheimer’s has on the population. Students will be able to participate in a variety of duties including: help organize/set up games and activities, participating in different activities, use any talents (I.e. music or dance), and decorate for the holiday seasons. There is also another area in the facility called the Memory Care where students will be encouraged to just sit and talk with the residents. Students interested in this opportunity will need to fill out an application, submit a background test, and get a TB test.

Contact Information:

Stephanie Furnival - Director
Phone Number: 435-867-4275
E-Mail: sfurnival@ironcountry.net
Website: https://www.ironcounty.net/department/cjc/
Address: 545 S. 225 E., Cedar City, Utah

Description:

The Children's Justice Center is a homelike facility which serves children and families who are experiencing the crisis and chaos that comes with the disclosure of significant physical or sexual abuse of a child. Audio and video equipment is used to preserve the interview for evidence and eliminate the need for multiple interviews. The Center is designed to help children feel safe and comfortable so that they may begin to deal with the difficult and often frightening issues that surround abuse. The focus and function of the CJC is to reduce the trauma of the child abuse investigation and help the child feel safe to reveal the truth. The CJC is a working public/private partnership for our children. The homelike facility and the treatment programs of the CJC are supported by private donations from the community. The CJC receives partial operational funding through appropriation by the Utah State Legislature, administered by the Office of the Utah Attorney General.

Contact Information:

Emily Scow - CASA Coordinator
Phone Number: 435-531-6631
E-Mail: emilys@utcourts.gov
Website: https://www.utahcasa.org/contact-us/map-of-utah-with-districts.html
Address: 82 North 100 East, Ste 203, Cedar City, UT 84720

Description:

The CASA's mission is to preserve and strengthen families whenever possible, and when it is not, to achieve permanency for children in a timely manner. We work collaboratively to meet children's needs for safety, stability, nurturance and love. Our advocates strive to represent children with proficiency and diligence. We are accountable, ethical and professional as individuals and as a system. A CASA volunteer advocates for Utah's abused and neglected children.

Contact Information:

Mitch Stackhouse
Phone Number: 435-586-3337
Website: https://www.deseretindustries.org/?lang=eng
Address: 1460 S Providence Center Dr., Cedar City, Utah

Description:

Deseret Industries allows associates to gain valuable work experience by working in our facilities and training with local business partners. Individuals can gain retail experience in our stores, trade skills at Deseret Manufacturing, and other work skills while assisting people worldwide. Deseret Industries helps the community.

Contact Information:

Ginger Grimes - Founder
Phone Number: 410-596-5444
E-Mail: ddrs4h@gmail.com
Website: http://horserescueutah.org/how-to-volunteer-with-dust-devil-ranch/
Address: 3305 S 6500 W, Cedar City, Utah

Description:

Dust Devil Ranch Sanctuary for Horses is a registered 501( c)(3) nonprofit organization established to prevent cruelty to animals through rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement of abused or starving horses. Our ranch is located in Cedar City, Utah and we assist in placement and transport of horses throughout the United States. We work with local law enforcement, animal control, veterinarians and other rescue groups such as Best Friends Animal Society in Southern Utah, HSUS, ASPCA, and Days End Farm Horse Rescue. Upon arrival at Dust Devil, horses are given safe shelter, good food, outstanding veterinary and farrier care, and the love and attention they need to heal both physically and emotionally so that they may become strong and healthy again.

Contact Information:

Dr. Liz Olson
E-Mail: elizabetholson@suu.edu 
Address: 225 E 70 S, Cedar City, UT 84720

Description:

East Elementary Science Club meets Wednesday 1:30-3:00 pm when school is in session. Students in grades 3-5 are invited to participate. There is no fee for the club, however, students may be asked to bring some basic materials from home to help with some of their experiments.

Contact Information:

Ms. Chris Johnson - Animal Control Center
Phone Number: 435-589-1119
Website: https://www.cityofenoch.org/animal-control.html
Address: 900 East Midvalley Road, Enoch Utah 84721

Description:

The Enoch Animal Shelter brings animals in and provides them with a place to be safe and warm.

Contact Information:

Kari Spencer
Phone Number: 435-586-0791
E-Mail: kari.spencer92@gmail.com
Website: http://utahfamilysupport.org/cedarcity/index.html
Address: 102 N. 200 E. Cedar City, UT

Description:

The Family Support Center can help you! We offer a clean, safe, home-like environment for your kids. Children visiting the Center enjoy safe, structured, and fun activities. They are fed nutritious meals throughout the day. The daily schedule includes craft activities, learning time, play time, and quiet time. The Center is committed to providing each child with a safe and happy visit. The Family Support Center is a private, non-profit organization that receives funding from various state and federal sources, as well as private foundations, groups, and individuals invested in the future of our children. This allows us to provide high-quality services at no cost. Staff members are well-trained professionals and paraprofessionals with experience working in the areas of family preservation and child abuse prevention. A complete background check is done on all the Center employees and volunteers.

Contact Information:

Donna Cooley and Doug Carr
Phone Number: 435-586-8352
E-Mail: happy@infowest.com
Website: http://happyfactory.org/
Address: 896 N. 2175 W Circle, Cedar City, UT 84721

Description:

Since their humble beginnings, The Happy Factory has welcomed volunteers of every age–including juvenile offenders in three state correctional facilities. There are no paid salaries. The Happy Factory is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All the materials they use are donated and all of the toys are made by volunteers. Every toy is donated to a child in need. The toys are made of scraps of hardwood donated by a local cabinet maker. Unfortunately, there are a few expenses for wheels and axles, saw blades, building maintenance costs and other miscellaneous items. The Happy Factory workers are toy makers, not fundraisers. It costs approximately fifty cents per toy for wheels and axles. They gratefully accept donations of materials, time, and money.

Contact Information:

Cathy Hohn - Volunteer Coordinator
Phone Number: 435-868-5099
E-Mail: Cathy.Hohn@imail.org
Website: https://intermountainhealthcare.org/locations/cedar-city-hospital/giving-volunteering/volunteer/
Address: 1303 N Main St

Description:

Volunteering with the local hospital is a common way for pre-health students to gain patient exposure and experience in a healthcare setting. Our local hospitals with Intermountain Healthcare need student volunteers to escort patients to room, bring patients and family members food/drink items, provide comfort and reassurance to patients, and assist healthcare providers with various tasks. Students interested in this service learning opportunity will need to be able to commit to one 4 hour shift every week for 6 months for a minimum of 72 hours. Students may select an area they are interested to volunteer or based on the needs of the medical centers. Students can sign up by connecting with Cathy Hohn or attending an RHS volunteer meeting during the beginning of fall semester.

Contact Information:

Peggy Green - Administrator
Phone Number: 435-586-4962
E-Mail: peggyg@careandshare-ut.org
Website: https://www.careandshare-ut.org/
Address: 222 W 900 N Cear City Ut 84721

Description:

The mission of Iron County Care and Share is to provide compassionate assistance and resources to individuals and families in need, creating opportunities for increased stability and self-sufficiency. Volunteering at the Care and Share consists of going through donations, restocking shelves, weighing the amount of food that enters and leaves the facility.

Contact Information:

Jessica Whipple
Phone Number: 435-867-2500
E-Mail: jwhippie@utah.gov
Website: https://jjs.utah.gov/services/youth-services
Address: 82 N. 100 E. Cedar City Ut. 84720 (Iron county justice court)

Description:

Students interested in this service learning opportunity will be able to work directly with troubled youth ages 15-18. There may be many factors that contribute to youth committing crimes that put them in the detention center including: dysfunctional household, depression, substance abuse, physical or emotional abuse, or mental illness. These children need a positive role model during this challenging time in life.  As a volunteer, students will be able to assist the staff with programs and activities for the youth at the center.  Students will also be encouraged to create their own activities or lessons (i.e. drug issues, the dangers of drugs) from a health perspective.

Contact Information:

Mari Hobson
Phone Number: 435-590-6647
Website: https://www.kindnesscounts.me/
Address: 1180 S. Sage Dr. Suite E  Cedar City Ut. 84720

Description:

With our partnership with the school district, we incentivize students throughout Iron County School District for kind acts towards each other. There are multiple levels of service opportunities that could be offered as little or as many hours as you would like. Looking for students who would like to serve ongoing throughout the year. The project ends the last week of April, and we could use students who would be willing to communicate with the schools individually and help gather numbers. We can offer any amount of hours that they are wanting or needing since this project is ongoing throughout the year.

 

Contact Information:

Vivian Boyle - President
Phone Number: 435-590-9254
Website: http://www.cedarlionsclub.com/

Description:

Students interested in local service, especially pre-optometry students, are encouraged to look into the Cedar City Lion’s Club. The SUU Lion’s Club is the first University Lion’s Club in the state of Utah. This organization focuses on sight because of Helen Keller’s commission and is known as the “Knights of the Blind.” They participate in gathering eyeglasses to donate to those in need in third world countries. Lion's Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Cedar City Public Library at 12pm and has lunch and grades eye glasses that are taken to foreign countries.

Contact Information:

Cathy Powell - Founder
Phone Number: 435-632-2482
E-Mail: director@lovingangelservicedogs.com
Website: http://lovingangelservicedogs.com/
Address: 3734 Sugar Leo Rd. St. George, UT  84790

Description:

Loving Angel Service Dogs provides service dogs to vets and those with disabilities for free. They train them to do tasks such as turning lights on and off, shut doors and closets, push buttons and fetch items. They need volunteers to come help with the dogs! Opportunities include: walking dogs, training dogs, grooming and bating dogs, clean up after dogs. Call Cathy if you are interested. They LOVE volunteers and volunteers have tons of fun!

Contact Information:

Curtis Crawford
Phone Number: 435-225-1222
E-Mail: ccrawford@ironcounty.net
Website: https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/
Address: 489 E 200 S Cedar City, UT, 84720

Description:

This position can be on Tuesday, Wednesday or Fridays from around 10:30 A.M. until 12:20 P.M. as a fill-in driver for drivers that cannot deliver on their assigned day. You would be delivering a fresh cooked lunch meal to the elderly who are home bound or cannot get out of their house on their own.

 

Contact Information:

Philip Brown
Phone Number: 385-645-4626 
E-Mail: volunteer@needsbeyondmedicine.org
Website: https://www.needsbeyondmedicine.org/

Description:

Needs Beyond Medicine is a relief program that offers a financial grant to current cancer patients to cover essential living needs. Email Needs Beyond Medicine if you are interested. Volunteers we are looking for are fundraising, community outreach, educational seminars, advocacy, and social media.

Contact Information:

Dan Dial
Phone Number: 435-463-7285
E-Mail: swutah@rsbaffiliate.com
Website: https://www.rocksteadyboxing.org/#go_here
Address: SNAP Fitness 145 N Main St. Cedar City, UT

Description:

Rock Steady Boxing, a 501 ( c)(3) nonprofit organization, gives people with Parkinson's disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum.

Contact Information:

Amy Brinkerhoff
Phone Number: 435-867-6020
E-Mail: abrinkerhoff@fivecountry.utah.gov
Address: 585 N Main St. Suite 1 Cedar City, UT

Description:

Volunteers distribute information about Medicare and Medicare fraud prevention, teach classes about Medicare benefits or Medicare fraud prevention, provide one-on-one counseling to Medicare beneficiaries to explain benefits and choose assistance benefits and assist with applications for assistance programs. Short and long-term opportunities are available. Good for Pharmacy students particularly. Requires some training.

Contact Information:

Debra Kermott
Phone Number: 435-535-1644
E-Mail: contact@silverspurridingcenter.org
Website: http://silverspurridingcenter.org/

Description:

Volunteers give their time, energy and support to those in need. The compensation they receive is not monetary but the memories if thrills and outpouring of love at each successive accomplishment from the clients they serve lasts a lifetime. As part of the Silver Spur team, they serve with heart and receive to their heart. If you like a life changing experience, volunteer. There are many ways to help!

Contact Information:

Mary Ann Wentzel
E-Mail: maryann@souldog.org
Website: https://www.souldog.org/

Description:

Soul Dog offers the surgeries at weekend clinics two or three time a month on the Navajo Reservation.

Contact Information:

Tanner - Volunteer Coordinator
Phone Number: 435-586-5432
E-Mail: experiencesuma@suu.edu
Website: https://www.suu.edu/pva/suma/about.html
Address: 351 W University Blvd Cedar City, UT

Description:

The Southern Utah Museum of Art is a student-centered experiential learning environment that collects, preserves and exhibits the visual arts of Southern Utah and surrounding Colorado Plateau. The Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs expand the collecting focus by connecting regional art, culture and interest with the larger world. As an educational and cultural resource, the Southern Utah Museum of Art strives to foster engagement and experiential learning for students of Southern Utah University, as well as communities across the regions through its permanent collections, diverse exhibitions, and participatory experiences.

Contact Information:

Heidi Baxley
Phone Number: 435-867-7649
E-Mail: hbaxley@sbhcutah.org
Website: https://www.suu.edu/conferences/cbhc/
Address: 245 E 680 S Cedar City, UT

Description:

Students interested in this service learning opportunity will be working with the Southwest Behavioral Health Center helping to plan and organize events in the community. A very important aspect of public health is involving the community and collaborating with its members.

Contact Information:

Jill Mckinley
Phone Number: 435-867-2500
Website: https://jjs.utah.gov/services/youth-services 

Description:

The Youth Services model allows Utah to deliver evidence-based practices to youth at risk of entering the Juvenile Justice System and their families. Youth Services helps redirect youth from locked detention and other out-of-home placements so they can safely remain in their homes, schools and communities.

Contact Information:

Kylaas Flanagan
Phone Number: 435-586-2437
E-Mail: kflanagan@swuhealth.org
Website: http://swuhealth.org/
Address: 260 E DL Sargent Dr. Cedar City, UT

Description:

Student volunteers can assist with programs locally like the Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative, END (End Nicotine Dependence), Youth Prevention Coalitions, Car Seat Education, Prescription Drug Dropboxes, Play Unplugged (fun summer activities for kids), and Farmer’s Markets. In addition, volunteers are needed to conduct research on the needs of the local community. Contact Kylaas Flanagan for more information.

Contact Information:

Janie Belliston
Phone Number: 435-668-6386
E-Mail: belliston@sout.org
Website: https://sout.org/

Description:

Students interested in this service learning opportunity will assist with the Special Olympics which have year-round games. People with and without disabilities can be healthy. Individuals with certain disabilities, however, are at higher risk of developing diseases. The Special Olympics provides individuals with disabilities to participate in physical activity and promote healthy lifestyles. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of functions including office work during the off season (data entry, public relations, seeking out new sponsors) and assisting in events. Students are encouraged to provide support and encouragement for the athletes. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in events including handing out award medals to athletes and playing in the Unified Sports Program alongside an Olympic athlete.                    Students interested will need to sign up to volunteer on the website. You may also contact Janie to find out what you can do to help during the off season.

Contact Information:

Amy Brinkerhoff
Phone Number: 435-867-6020
E-Mail: abrinkerhoff@fivecountry.utah.gov
Address: 585 N Main St. Suite 1 Cedar City, UT

Description:

Volunteers distribute information about Medicare and Medicare fraud prevention, teach classes about Medicare benefits or Medicare fraud prevention, provide one-on-one counseling to Medicare beneficiaries to explain benefits and choose assistance benefits and assist with applications for assistance programs. Short and long-term opportunities are available. Good for Pharmacy students particularly. Requires some training.

Contact Information:

Madi Clark
Phone Number: 435-590-6491
E-Mail: madiclark@suu.edu
Website: https://www.suu.edu/stem/tutoring-center.html

Description:

The SUU STEM Tutoring Center for Iron County School District students is up and running at North Elementary, Cedar High School, and Canyon View High School! The Tutoring Center is fully staffed and ready for students and parents who may be struggling with any science, math, technology, or engineering homework, concepts, or projects. We have a tutor available for every Elementary, Middle, and High School STEM subject each hour that the Tutoring Center is open. More information can be obtained by emailing stem@suu.edu or by visiting the Tutoring Center during its hours of operation.

Contact Information:

Joy Matheson
Phone Number: 435-267-1700
E-Mail: jmatheson@stonehengeofutah.com
Website: https://www.stonehengeutah.com/cedarcity
Address: 333 W 1425 N Cedar City, UT

Description:

Stonehenge facilities specialize in post-hospitalization care and rehabilitations. We continually receive high customer satisfaction rating from our patients, their families, and their doctors.

 

Contact Information:

Pam Branin - Associate Director
Phone Number: 435-865-8335
E-Mail: braninp@suu.edu
Website: https://www.suu.edu/cec/
Address: 417 W 200 S Cedar City, UT

Description:

The Southern Utah University Community Engagement Center is located right across the street from the Old Science Building and has a ton of volunteer opportunities. This is a great way to engage in service if you are limited in travel distance from campus. Organizations to become involved with include SUU Service Mini-Breaks, Habitat for Humanity, Days for Girls, the HOPE Pantry, Animal Rescue, Bread and Soup Nite, Senior Citizen Outreach, Service Club, After School Sports, Camp Kesem, and Special Olympics. In addition, students can apply to be a campus Service Leader after they have shown a dedication to the program and giving back to others. Students are encouraged to get on their weekly service email (signup on their website) and stop by their office for more details.

Contact Information:

Katie Bowler - Health Manager
Phone Number: 435-586-6070
E-Mail: lundberg@suu.edu
Website: https://www.suu.edu/headstart/
Address: 2390 W Highway 56, Suite 1 Cedar City, UT

Description:

Our mission is to teach and inspire children and families to achieve their dreams and to prepare for the future. Our vision is a program that inspires and enriches the lives of children, families, staff, and community to achieve their potential. SUU Head Start values respect, integrity, empowerment, knowledge, and families through our work. They will take anyone that wants to volunteer. Just email, call or stop by. Also, Head Start is in contact with the Nursing Department. Most of the volunteer work is miscellaneous tasks.

Contact Information:

Josie Nakken
Phone Number: 435-590-9397
E-Mail: josie.nakken@gmail.com
Website: https://chs.ironk12.org/teddybearden/
Address: 11 W 1325 N Cedar City, UT

Description:

The Teddy Bear Den is a Utah March of Dimes incentive program to promote healthy pregnancies and births by helping low-income, pregnant women receive proper health care and social services during pregnancy. We do this by providing free baby care products to the women involved in practicing healthy behaviors and habits, such as attending doctor’s appointments, getting a GED, quitting smoking, and more.

 

Contact Information:

Julie Whitmore
Phone Number: 435-586-1128
E-Mail: susanjohnson@turndreams.org
Website: https://www.turncommunityservices.org/
Address: 295 S 200 E

Description:

Students interested in this service learning opportunity will be working with staff members assisting individuals with disabilities. Responsibilities for this opportunity include assisting with medical care, feeding, interacting, and helping with activities. According to the CDC (2013), individuals with disabilities are more susceptible to health risk factors including mental illness, overall poorer health, and less access to health care. With added attention and support, these individuals will have a higher quality of life which will have a positive effect on their health.               Students interested may contact Lisa Mitchell to start the application process. Students are required to attend training sessions and obtain a background check.

Contact Information:

Nica Clark
E-Mail: nicaclark@suu.edu

Description:

Housed at the University of Utah

Contact Information:

Website: https://utahtaxhelp.org/

Description:

Serving at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site is a very rewarding opportunity and offers a unique way to strengthen your community. On average each hour volunteered brings in over $1,400 in refunds back to our community. By joining the VITA team to assist low-to-moderate income families you will help create a WIN, WIN, WIN situation.  Positions include Tax Preparer, Greeter and Intake Specialist, and Financial Resource Facilitator.